Call ducks duckling brooder

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by scooter1989, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. scooter1989

    scooter1989 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 10, 2013

    I went to Home Depot today and brought some things to make a home made brooder for my upcoming call ducklings that are due to hatch this month on the 28.

    To make the brooder I brought:

    A large clear plastic tote that is 106 guart,
    A heat lamp,
    Coated Neting wire,
    Washers, screws and bolts.

    It was very easy to make and only took me about an hour or less to do it. I had to first outline the lid on where I wanted to have the wire neting to set. Then I made little holes around the out line for the scews and everything to go into the lid and neting to stick them together. After that I cut out the big square hole for the wired netting. Once I was done with everything, I then scew the net on the lid and it was all finish. :)

    I like the idea of easy cleaning and easy access to get the chicks in and out whenever I need to. Also I like the way it's plastic because little ducklings "or any ducks" like to make a big mess with their water dish or waterer.

    What do you guys think? How many ducklings will it hold for two weeks?

    Here is my brooder I made :D


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